Southwest U.S. Postal Spokesman Comments on Possible 5 Day Mail Weeks - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/29/09

Southwest U.S. Postal Spokesman Comments on Possible 5 Day Mail Weeks

We learned that Tuesday even your local postman may be affected by the dwindling economy.  The Postmaster General's request to lift the required six day delivery week left many wondering if and when this will take effect. The Southwest spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service Sam Bolen told us if any changes are made, they will be minor.  

He says, "If the postal service is not allowed to postpone retiree health care benefits for at least the next two years, we would look at a temporary solution of limiting delivery to five days a week. This would come only during those periods of the year when mail volume is at its lowest and would be infrequent at best."

Bolen says it would probably only occur once or twice a month in the summer. 

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